I’ve finally made something with the statement sleeve that seems so popular (but completely absent from the most recent copy of Harper’s Bazaar). I have several patterns, but finally settled on McCall 7630 as a quick make. It’s cute, okay, but not really me. It is very easy.
Pattern: McCall 7630, View E, size 12.
Fabric: a crisp cotton voile I purchased as a roll-end several years ago. I’ve never known what to do with it, and this pattern called for chambray, poplin, denim or crepe. The sleeve on view E would work better with a softer drape, even though the model appears to be wearing a crisp fabric.
Construction/changes: I added length in the torso (standard adjustment, but otherwise followed the directions. One thing of note, the bust apex is mis-marked on the tissue. It’s almost under the arm. In fact, there’s about 12.5 inches between the bust points.
This is relatively simple to construct. I liked the sleeve drape on the photo, which is more “curved” in reality. The challenge with the sleeve is the narrow hem with that sharp corner. I’ve never really done the sharp corner before, and wasn’t sure how to proceed. I nailed one, the other is a little messy. I’m going to have google the technique for the silk blouse I’m currently working on, which has several of these corners.
Here I am – I like the blouse, it’s cute, but not really my thing. It’s also a little sheer, necessitating a camisole. I’m wearing it with, wait…
Another pair of the Paco Peralto wide legged pants (V1550). I love these pants so much I now have four pair – 3 in linen and this pair in super 120s wool. I’ve worn out the black and purple linen pairs.
Nothing new on the construction here. This is a very drapey and somewhat shiny merino wool, with a tone on tone stripe. I bought the fabric years ago from G Street Fabrics (DC) for pants for my husband. He declared them too shiny. I remember paying way too much. Now I have a very lovely pair of pants. I wore them Monday with the Paco Peralto big white shirt and received many compliments.